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resize background depending on resolution

Posted on 2009-05-05
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I am trying to write a web page and the client wants a resizable background so it looks the same at any resolution by dymically resizing to match ther browser is that posible and I want the main ie center to float over the top

I am using dreamweaver cs4 but my flash is very basic and I think it needs to be done in action script
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by:glenn_1984
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Take a look at this http://groups.google.com/group/macromedia.dreamweaver/browse_thread/thread/b35c438cf323caa4

However, if you want you can size everything to 100 % .
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by:IanTh
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sorry its a bit too complex I am a noob u see I know how to do <div> and css but new to javascript and I think its a javascript thing really  
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by:glenn_1984
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In Dreamweaver, do you create a Table or DIV?
When you create either, you can give it a size like 300 px or 900 px.
You can also give it a size like 100% (change the px to %).
So, if you have a Table sized at 700 px wide and change it to 90% wide, it will take up 90% of whatever screen it is on.
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by:IanTh
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div's usually why? I thought you only use tables for database stuff these days
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by:glenn_1984
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You are correct about divs.  Tables are old. Still widely used, however.
Same approach, you can create a wrapper div (one that goes around all the others) and size that by % of screen size.  If you have smaller ones too, however, they should also be resized by %.
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by:IanTh
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so if i do a div for the whole background and then in css say#background{ width: 100%;} for the  background div would that work if i put a gif image in the background div and also set that to 100% would that work
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yes, but the gif would fill up 100% of the page.

You may want a background div 100% then another div for the gif itself set for 100
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Try it and see how it looks
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